College of Charleston


College of Charleston

Founded in 1770, the College of Charleston provides a public, liberal arts and sciences education with opportunities unique to our thriving, coastal location in the heart of Charleston’s historic and business hubs. Interdisciplinary study, undergraduate research and top-notch faculty are points of academic distinction. We are committed to supporting a diverse student body and fostering opportunities to engage responsibly with the community and the world beyond our campus.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Transfer students make up a large part of the College of Charleston student body. Each year, we welcome many students from other institutions. There are four categories of transfer students: -Transfer students with more than 24 hours of earned college-level credit -Transfer students with fewer than 24 hours of earned college-level credit -Readmit students — have attended the College of Charleston before -Second degree students — have already earned one bachelor’s degree

Additional Information

To get an idea of the costs of attending the College of Charleston, view our current Cost of Attendance site for tuition and fees. 

Our Net Price Calculator allows you to estimate the typical expenses as a full time undergraduate student at the College of Charleston. The budget calculator will be useful to all other students.

Our Financial Aid office can answer questions you have about financing your College of Charleston education, including:

Visit us

Voted America's Most Beautiful Campus by Travel + Leisure–CofC is a must-see! And our tours are very popular. So be sure to reserve your space at least two weeks prior to visiting campus. We offer tours year-round on weekdays and some Saturdays.

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School location

65 George St
Charleston, SC 29401, United States of America

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